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Henry L. Feingold, <i>Lest Memory Cease: Finding Meaning in the American Jewish Past</i>. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1996. x + 226 pp.

Lloyd P. Gartner

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print February 2000 | ISBN: 9780195134681
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848652 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0021

Series: Studies in Contemporary Jewry

Henry L. Feingold, Lest Memory Cease: Finding Meaning in the American Jewish Past. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1996. x + 226 pp.

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A review of the book, Lest Memory Cease: Finding Meaning in the American Jewish Past by Henry L. Feingold is presented. The book presents Feingold's collected articles, some of which originated as lectures to Jewish organizations, and others that appeared mainly in the labor Zionist magazine, Jewish Frontier. One of Feingold's virtues, present here, is a skillful analysis of the contemporary American Jewish scene. He draws historical parallels with restraint, his articles and lectures are fluent and read easily — and they make points. The most prominent of Feingold's observations is the effect of liberalism and secularization on American Jews.

Keywords: Jewish Frontier; American Jews; liberalism; secularization

Chapter.  566 words. 

Subjects: History of Religion

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